Updated: Feb 3, 2022
Today, we get to know Keyon Harris. The track "Outta the House" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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𝟭. Where are you from and what are your hobbies?
I am from a little small town in Alabama called Vernon. An besides making music, I love to play and watch basketball.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
I always have had a love and passion for music. I started writing songs at the age of 11. I always dreamt about having a song on the radio one day. An so one day I just decided to give it a shot. Started recording about 5 years ago. My uncle told me that I had some real talent. So I decided to keep on recording, and I haven't looked back since.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
The biggest influences in the music business for me are Gary Clark Jr. , Muddy Waters, and Darius Rucker.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
My goals in the music business are simple. I have already accomplished a lot of them. I want to have my music played on a bunch of radio stations. I want to win a Grammy. I want to be able to make this a lifelong career. Tour and travel the world. An maybe even become famous. Build a brand and a legacy for my children and the generation after me.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
I would love to perform at the Grammys, at the BET Awards, The American Music Awards, and The Country Music Awards.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
My favorite song of all time is probably "Bright Lights" by Gary Clark Jr, because it is very ambitious. He says that you are going to know his name by the end of the night. An he talks about heading to the big city and the bright lights. That's what we all should be aspiring to do.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
One time I was doing a video interview with a radio station, and I thought that I had the camera facing towards me, but I actually had it facing the other side of my room and I hadn't had time to clean it up yet, and all of my junk was visible. An the radio station host says "woo you need to clean up your room. I know you haven't been doing any cleaning." An I was so embarrassed. I told her that I hadn't gotten around to it yet.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
I have had several accomplishments that I am proud of. Getting my songs played on the radio. Being added to playlists. Being featured in magazines. Doing radio interviews. Winning awards and certificates. Having one of my songs make it to the top of a chart briefly. But all of that pales in comparison to my involvement in charities and organizations. I have been involved with that for almost 8 years and being able to help a child, person, I family in need that is so much bigger than music. That is such a wonderful feeling to know how big of a difference you can make in someone's life by just a simple act of generosity.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
There are several things about me that people may not know. I am super scared of spiders. Can't stand them. I am actually a little color blind too. I always get certain colors confused. An if I wasn't in the music business, I would actually probably be a pastry chef. I am a really good cook.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
Myself and Gary Clark Jr would be an ideal collaboration for me, because our styles are very similar and I think that we would compliment each other extremely well.
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